Thursday, April 15, 2010


Campus Application Deadline: Tuesday, October 12, 2010
National Application Deadline: Friday, December 3, 2010

Merage Information Sessions
Wednesday, April 21, 3:30-4:20 p.m.; 120 Mary Gates Hall
Thursday, May 6, 3:30-4:30 p.m.; 120 Mary Gates Hall

The Merage Foundation for the American Dream is dedicated to helping immigrants join mainstream America. It inspires young immigrants to achieve their American Dream. Selected fellows will receive a $10,000 stipend per year for two years and may use the funds on the following kinds of activities: graduate education; strategic travel related to professional development; participation in specific skill building training programs; use of consultants to develop and carry out business or professional plans; personal or family support associated with internships, etc. The Foundation also provides Merage Fellows with strategic access to mentors and leaders in their chosen careers.

Each year, twelve to fifteen fellows are selected from a national pool of applicants. Students are eligible to apply if they:
-- have a solid academic record indicate by a minimum of a 3.5 GPA,
-- have a clear track record of leadership,

-- are citizens or permanent residents of the United States,
-- are full-time students with senior class status, and
-- will graduate between the December of their year of application and August of the following year.
Students wishing to apply for the Merage Foundation Fellowship Program must be strong academic students in their graduating year of college who have participated in leadership & service work. Campus application materials and additional information can be found at the following URL. Follow the link to 'Procedures,'

For additional information, please contact Mona Pitre-Collins, in the Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards.